Tata Power, RInfra decry AAP charges

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Mumbai February 28, 2014:- In a press conference on Wednesday, the 
(AAP) alleged the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission () had made no efforts to address the misrepresentation of taxes by power distribution companies here.

The allegations were, however, denied by distribution companies  and Reliance Infrastructure.

In a statement, Tata Power said, "We are sad to note such baseless allegations are being made by AAP without fully understanding the domain. The Appellate Tribunal of Electricity (Aptel) had given a verdict in favor of the power companies and left it to the discretion of MERC, after comprehensively studying the issue. Both these bodies represent subject expertise related to electricity business and such allegations against them without understanding the issue at hand is unfair."

Separately, a Reliance Infrastructure spokesperson said, "We are surprised at the false and baseless allegations that appear to have been made by AAP purely for political considerations. The cost of power purchases for Reliance Infra is approved by MERC and is the lowest in Mumbai. Aptel's judgment is based on the judicial proceedings on the merit of the case. Allegations against this reflect their disregard for the judicial process."

"The MERC order issued is strictly in line with its tariff regulations, under the Electricity Act, 2003, which are universally applicable to all the generating companies of the state."- Business Standard